I have discussions on occasion with folks about what constitutes the difference between Heavy Metal and Hard Rock. I love both genres, but if forced to choose only one to take with me on a desert island, it would be metal. I find that it’s really impossible to describe the differences. It’s a ‘hearing’ thing. So, I’m going to do a series of posts, probably four of them, that illustrate the differences to me. First up, we have my top 5 favorite metal songs of all time. They are listed as band, song title, and the link is to the You Tube Video of the song. I’ve put these in an order, but that order could change depending on my mood. My next post will be the metal songs between 6 and 10 on my list. Following that, I’ll give you my top ten favorite Hard Rock songs.
1. Megadeth: Sympathy For Destruction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyWJCd1GYhw
2. Metallica: Leper Messiah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm71Khu5-Lk
3. Black Sabbath: Snowblind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHal84S_XkI
4. Celtic Frost: Procreation of the Wicked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GhgwKmjzr0
5. Motorhead: Death Forever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0rgmNPWYxs